Residential

Should we pay off our mortgage or keep it for a line of credit?
Should we pay off our mortgage or keep it for a line of credit?
Penny Wise – May 2, 2024 Dear Ms. Wise, my wife and I have $25,000 remaining on our mortgage and are on track to pay it off pretty easily this... Read more
Fred Haggar May 2, 2024
Sydney’s cost of living
Sydney’s cost of living
The 2022 half yearly global rankings are out. Sydney’s cost of living? 47th overall. These indices are relative to New York City (NYC), which means that for New York, each... Read more
Fred Haggar July 9, 2022
Our ideal client
Our ideal client
Our ideal client is someone who enjoys their Saturday morning catching up on the weekend news and social media while getting their car washed i.e., they believe in outsourcing, not... Read more
Fred Haggar November 11, 2021
The Auction lingo
The Auction lingo
Having to bid at auction can be intimidating if not confusing when listening to the auction lingo, also known as the Auction Chant. I will only take rises of $10,000... Read more
Fred Haggar October 24, 2021
Sydney property prices, Inflation and Interest Rates
Sydney property prices, Inflation and Interest Rates
Sydney property prices and the relationship between Inflation and Interest Rates Read more
Fred Haggar September 1, 2021
Buying a property
Buying a property
Buying a property – is it a bargain, a discounted one or is it below its fair market price? You make money when buying a property not when selling it. So... Read more
Fred Haggar July 16, 2021
DIY property buyer
DIY property buyer
A DIY Property buyer (all on their own) tends to rely on a real estate agent’s comparable properties. That is “T” for trouble. Agents quote inappropriate comparable properties to qualify... Read more
Fred Haggar June 29, 2021
Renovating an apartment to sell
Renovating an apartment to sell
Renovating an apartment to sell has as much price-pushing power as it does in free standing homes but the process requires more forward planning. Before leaping into renovating an apartment... Read more
Fred Haggar May 14, 2021
Buy a property as a home or investment
Buy a property as a home or investment
Whether you want to build a real estate portfolio or buy a property as a home or investment is an important step to take – it is a long-term decision.... Read more
Fred Haggar April 8, 2021
Rent or buy your home
Rent or buy your home
Let’s look at whether to rent or buy your home and which one has really worked out better over the long term in Australia. According to The Reserve Bank of... Read more
Fred Haggar March 1, 2021